I'm new to these forums and pretty desparate to find a solution to my problem.
I get an error when trying to install Windows 7. At the hard disk selection screen where you select a disc to install on, and I select a disk I get the following error:
Setup couldn't create a new system partition or couldn't find an existing partition.
I got it yesterday when trying to install Windows 7 32 bit next to my running 64 bit
I get it on any disc, whether its formatted (as primary), unformatted or even when its a completely new HDD.
I have one HDD that is partitioned into to 250gb primary partitions. On one Im already succesfully running win 7, so installing WAS possible on my machine.
I wanted to use the second (also primary) partition to use for the other install.
I've tried the 'general' solutions:
-Changed BIOS settings for the SATA ports to IDE (Will it install when its on AHCI?)
-Tried to disable and enable LEGACY support
-Setting the drive you want to install on as first boot priority, use boot selection menu after POST to select DVD drive for installation.
-removed USB drive that was in my PC
-Tried using a Vista install DVD, came up with a similar error
-Tried removing SATA cables from the HDDS and used a new 80 GB EMPTY HDD.
Partitioned it with Windows 7 setup, same error.
-Tried swapping Sata ports. DVD player is in SATA 3, HDDS in 4 and 5.
Maybe I need some third party drivers
of some sort, but I cant think of what. Especially since I've installed sucessfully before.
This really points me toward the bios settings. I cant figure out what I'm overlooking. I am completely out of thoughts and this is really the one million dollar question:
WHY IS WINDOWS REFUSING TO INSTALL AND HOW DO I FIX IT.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions!